Employment

Duke University Electrical and Computer Engineering Faculty Positions

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) of the Duke University Pratt School of Engineering invites applications for multiple tenure-track faculty positions to begin in Fall 2014. Candidates specializing in all areas of Electrical and Computer Engineering are encouraged to apply. Successful candidates should be committed to high quality scholarly activities including the development of a vibrant research program supported by external funding, and active participation in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The ECE faculty and student community are currently very diverse and are strongly committed to enhancing this diversity. Thus candidates from under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. In addition, Duke encourages interdisciplinary collaboration within and between departments, as well as entrepreneurial activities, which serve to broaden the societal impact of its research and teaching. Tenure-track appointments at the Assistant Professor level are anticipated, but appointments at the Associate or Full Professor level with tenure may be considered for exceptionally qualified applicants.  

Applications received prior to January 1, 2014, will receive priority in consideration, but applications will continue to be accepted until the positions are filled. Applicants should electronically submit: (1) cover letter ( including email, address, and phone number), (2) complete curriculum vitae, (3) two-page statement of achievements in teaching and research, and (4) names, addresses, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of five references to the secure website: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3422

The Pratt School of Engineering is an inclusive, dynamic, innovative school committed to fostering a diverse educational environment, and we encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. Duke University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, and promoting qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans.

Duke University Robotics Faculty Position

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science (MEMS) of the Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position in robotics to begin September 2014. An applicant whose work relates to robotics in areas such as, but not limited to, autonomous robotics, multi-agent systems, robot motion planning, sensor-based navigation, medical and surgical robotics, rehabilitative robotics, exoskeleton and prosthetic systems, and their applications will be well-suited for this position. A PhD degree in Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering (or a closely related field) is required at the time of employment. Whereas the position is available at the Assistant Professor level, truly exceptional candidates may be suitable to be hired at the Associate or Full Professor level.

The successful candidate is expected to carry out high quality scholarly research and collaborate with other faculty. He or she should have a clear plan to establish a vibrant research program, secure external research funding, and actively participate in teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Full consideration will be given to applications received by January 1, 2014, but the applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Applicants should electronically submit: (1) cover letter ( including email, address, and phone number), (2) complete curriculum vitae, (3) two-page statement of achievements in teaching and research, and (4) names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of five references to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3265.  

The Pratt School of Engineering is committed to fostering a diverse educational environment and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups. Duke University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  It is committed to recruiting, hiring, and promoting qualified minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.  

Research Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Duke University - Pratt School of Engineering

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University in Durham, NC invites applications and nominations for a research assistant professor position to begin July 2012. The successful applicant will be responsible for development of an x-ray imaging laboratory within the Duke Imaging and Spectroscopy Program. Applicants should have an earned Ph. D. in engineering, physics or radiology and should have demonstrated leadership in x-ray tomography, computational imaging and x-ray security systems. Applications received by May 1 will be guaranteed consideration.

Duke University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Applications must be submitted online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/1480

Postdoc Position I

Requirements:

Qualified candidates must have a PhD with a background in electromagnetics, radar, imaging, holography, electromagnetic materials and composites, an interest in applied research efforts and collaboration with industry, and metamaterial design experience.

Candidates with expertise in the following areas are encouraged to apply:

  • K-band to W-band/mm-wave component design/integration and characterization
  • RF systems radio design and systems integration
  • RF circuit design/layout/assembly
  • RF simulation/design software including CST/HFFS/COMSOL

The candidate will support development of meta-imaging capabilities in the W-band (75-110 GHz) for stand-off detection. Responsibilities will include designing, fabricating, and testing prototype devices as part of a larger collaborative effort to demonstrate commercializable imaging devices. The candidate will utilize millimeter-wave test equipment, optical and microwave simulation software, and the SMITH micro-fabriation facilities to support these efforts. The candidate will also be responsible for some amout of supervision of graduate and undergraduate students.

Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to: Bethany Day, Assistant Director to the Center for Metamaterials and Integrated Plasmonics (CMIP) at Bethany.Day@Duke.edu. Please note the position”postdoc” in the subject line.

Deadline to apply: Monday, December 16, 2013

Postdoc Position II

Requirements:

Qualified candidates must have a PhD with a background in electromagnetics, radar, imaging, holography, electromagnetic materials and composites, an interest in applied research efforts and collaboration with industry, and metamaterial design experience. Candidates with expertise in the following areas are encouraged to apply:

  • RF imaging system theory and design (SAR, phased array, coded aperture, holography)
  • W-Band systems for imaging/radar/collision avoidance
  • Compressive imaging/sensing
  • Computational/theoretical electrodynamics

The candidate will utilize electromagnetic theory and simulations to improve forward scattering models and mode design for compressive imaging approaches. The candidate will collaborate on implementing these models in the meta-imaging prototypes in the K-band (17-26.5 GHz) and W-band (75-110 GHz). The candidate will also support efforts to build a Matlab based virtualizer to model all aspects of the meta-imager systems. The candidate will be responsible for some amount of supervision of graduate and undergraduate students.

Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to: Bethany Day, Assistant Director to the Center for Metamaterials and Integrated Plasmonics (CMIP) at Bethany.Day@Duke.edu. Please note the position” Postdoc II” in the subject line.

Deadline to apply: Monday, December 16, 2013

Associate in Research

Requirements: 

Qualified candidates must have a Bachelors/Masters Degree with a background in programming and a familiarity with Matlab, JAVA, C. Microcontroller programming. Candidates with expertise in the following areas are encouraged to apply:

  • Scientific instrument control in Matlab, JAVA, C. Microcontroller programming. Full-stack engineer.
  • Version control, modular code design, code documentation, GIT HUB, with emphasis in Matlab,
  • Algorithm speed optimization and parallelization, development of GPU code, GPU code optimization, CUDA programming, Convex optimization.
  • Ideal for candidates interested in transitioning to industry R&D

The candidate will build and support instrument control software for the meta-imager prototypes in the K-band (17-26.5 GHz) and W-band (75-110 GHz). The candidate will optimize compressive imaging code speed via implementation of parallelization techniques and the support of GPU hardware. The candidate will also be responsible maintain version control of the different software packages. The candidate will primarily use Matlab and instrument scripting languages (as required) to build the software suites.

Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to: Bethany Day, Assistant Director to the Center for Metamaterials and Integrated Plasmonics (CMIP) at Bethany.Day@Duke.edu. Please note the position” Programmer I” in the subject line.

Deadline to Apply: Monday, December 16, 2013

Associate in Research

Requirements: 

Qualified candidates must have a Bachelors/Masters Degree with a background in physics, mechanical engineering and/or electrical engineering. Candidates with expertise in the following areas are encouraged to apply:

  • Experimental hardware/software integration.
  • Well-rounded with skills in hardware, machining, programming, experiment design.
  • Ideal for candidates interested in transitioning to industry R&D.
  • A highly self-motivated and initiative-taking flexible individual is essential. 

The candidate will support experimental efforts characterizing the meta-imager prototypes in the K-band (17-26.5 GHz) and W-band (75-110 GHz). The candidate will develop experimental hardware and utilized Matlab to automate instrument control. In these efforts, the candidate will also apply machining, CAD design, and general electronics expertise. 

Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to: Bethany Day, Assistant Director to the Center for Metamaterials and Integrated Plasmonics (CMIP) at Bethany.Day@Duke.edu. Please note the position “Research Assistant” in the subject line.

Deadline to Apply: Monday, December 16, 2013

Associate in Research

Requirements: 

Qualified candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree with a background in physics, mechanical engineering and/or electrical engineering. Candidates with expertise in the following areas are encouraged to apply:

  • Familiarity with academic research environments and supply needs.
  • Equipment ordering/maintenance/trouble-shooting.
  • Research program support.
  • Laboratory space management.

The candidate will manage the day-to-day supply and facility needs of the laboratory. The candidate will be responsible for equipment ordering, maintenance, and general logistic troubleshooting. The candidate will assist in operation of circuit prototyping equipment, 3D printing facilities, and support experimental efforts in general.

Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to: Bethany Day, Assistant Director to the Center for Metamaterials and Integrated Plasmonics (CMIP) at Bethany.Day@Duke.edu. Please note the position “Lab Technician” in the subject line.

Deadline to Apply: Monday, December 16, 2013

The Pratt School of Engineering is committed to fostering a diverse educational environment and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups.

Energy and Environment Initiative

1 Tenure Track Professor position, 2 Professor of the Practice Positions
The Pratt School of Engineering is launching a research and education initiative focused on energy and the environment. The school is immediately hiring three endowed faculty lines to support its Energy and Environment Initiative effort, and to augment existing faculty. The successful candidates for these positions will be appointed to one of our four engineering departments-- biomedical engineering, civil and environmental engineering, electrical and computer engineering, or mechanical engineering and materials science--depending upon research and teaching interests. Joint and secondary appointments within the Pratt School, and with other schools or departments at Duke are encouraged. The initiative will encompass both research and education, particularly at the undergraduate level—and will be highly interdisciplinary, bringing expertise from many disciplines to bear on energy and environmental problems. For a more complete job description and online application form, visit http://www.pratt.duke.edu/research/energy-environment